Supporting the advancement of women and men across all communications backgrounds

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Professional Diversity Is Our Strength

AWC members represent all fields of contemporary communications: print and broadcast journalism, radio and video production, marketing and advertising, public relations, nonprofit and corporate communications, book and magazine publishing, graphic design, multimedia, new media and Internet technology – and the list continues to grow.

Members conduct business as freelancers, corporate employees, government employees and contractors.  All of them have a deep interest in contributing to their profession, and they bring an amazing level of energy to every AWC function; as you can see for yourself in the photo gallery. Students have always been encouraged to participate.

Events for members and guests happen throughout the year, including two “signature” events: The FOIA event, which explores a timely aspect of the Freedom of Information Act, and the Matrix Award, which recognizes the achievements of a woman in the DC area who has demonstrated leadership and vision for communications professionals.

Get To Know The National Association

Founded in 1909, The Association for Women in Communications (AWC) is one of the oldest, largest and most prestigious professional communications organizations in the country. AWC is a professional organization that champions the advancement of women across all communications disciplines by recognizing excellence, promoting leadership and positioning its members at the forefront of the communications field.

Explore the following to learn more about the national association.

Four Founding Principles

These principles guide our professional organization and the events we plan:

  • Advancement of women in all fields of communications
  • Dedication to First Amendment rights and responsibilities
  • Recognition of professional achievement
  • Promotion of high professional standards